Sun, Feb 26th - 7:30AM
a little scare...
Sorry if you're out there waiting for an update. I guess I'm not as prompt as I'd like to be.
Ian passed his final - ended up with a C for the class (an AP class, so it wn't hurt his GPA much). At the semester, he switched to a regular history class, and he's breezing through it. How do you convince your childred to go after a challenge when they can "get by" without any effort?
about the little scare... I probably won't be posting any identifying information here. I had an eBay transaction and upon a little research, the buyer has a sex abuse conviction. I haven't listed on eBay since January because I'm a little nervous about who might get my contact information. But I'm also having eBay withdrawal. I enjoy putting items up and of course, having $$ on my PayPal card to go out for hamburgers at lunch nearly every day! (Yes, I know that's not really a GOOD thing. :)
Civil war reenacting season is coming. Mark and Amy will be going to 2 in April - one is close enough that I will take Grandma Cox to the camp for the day. She's like me - she enjoys visiting, but appreciates that we aren't required to dress out and maintain appearances. It's so much easier to carry a water bottle and shoulder bag! :) I'll try to report on these AFTER the fact for safety reasons.
The ABGIRLS did a 48x48 quilt top for one of our annual fundraisers at church. I baseted it last night, and I"ll be tying it this week. I hope to have ti finished so that I can show it at my Saturday morning quilt class on the 4th. If it's not ready, they won't get to see it. (Although I do plan to bid on it.)
Our county is participating in a study on Polyheme(R), a blood replacement product. I talked with the EMS director a few weeks ago. He knew that I have a bracelet to opt out of the study. (The subjects will only be those who are in shock from severe blood loss - the best way to opt out is to wear this "hospital" bracelet so they won't start you on that IV.) Anyway, I see now that the commissioners are having the study people come back and explain the WallStreet Journal report that a high nubmer of people died of heart attack within a week of having this put in them. The EMS director was probably aware of this before I was, but I guess that's what prompted him to ask me why I was personally against it.
I told him it's two-fold. First of all, the Bible tells us that life is in the blood - I just don't think I'd be comfortable taking something foreign into my body, although I don't have trouble with getting real blood from another person if that becomes necessary. The 2nd reason is that it seems you hear every year or so about another man-made drug (nexium, tylenol) that can harm your liver. I just don't even want to mess with that. If it was not for the spiritual issue, I probably would not opt out. If I were going to die anyway, it wouldn't matter about my liver, now would it?!
Well, time to get moving this morning. May God bless you all!